Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Following your passion should be top priority on everyone’s to do list. It can be very scary and some of us will never move past that point. But with the fear will come excitement, joy and love of doing whatever your true passion may be.
After doing some reading on the subject, I’ve pretty much come to the conclusion that you should let your fear guide you to find your true passion. For me, it’s eventually branching out on my own and becoming my own boss.
We all tend to code fearful experiences as “bad,” and then we try to avoid those “bad” experiences that we’re afraid of. Avoidance is ok when the situation or experience really is an actual threat to us, but most of what we spend our time being afraid of doesn’t pose any real threat to us, and might even be really good for us – and then we miss out on the good stuff when we avoid it. Sometimes fear can mean that we’re entering new territory and learning, growing and thriving. Sometimes our fear is pointing us to exactly what’s most important to us and what we love most.
So how do you overcome this fear, unleash your passion and find the true happiness every one of us deserves?
I know you have to LIVE to be passionate. You should live each day to the max. Walking around and just getting through the day doesn’t cut it. It’s easy to stagnate because it’s comfortable. That’s what I’ve been doing. Taking action might be a good start. For me, I believe it will be taking steps toward my passion – my business. Even if they are small ones. I have to remember that nothing is written in stone and what is the worst thing that would happen. I’ll still be ok. Somehow things always tend to work themselves out. I don't want life to pass me by. It’s worth the chance!